Every now and then we visit my hometown Würzburg. We rent a little vacation home, only 10 km down the river in Veitshöchheim, the town where I spent my childhood. In the Morning, after my Brötchen run and having breakfast, we walk down to the dock at the Main River and take the next tour boat to Würzburg.
Often we rent a holiday home in Veitshöchheim near Würzburg and take a boat ride to the city
The Boat ramp in Würzburg where we get off and stroll the town
My Apartment where I used to live in the 80’s. Back then it used to be light green. I lived there for several years. It’s right next to the Alte Mainbrücke, the Biergarten at the Main Riverwalk. I spent happy times there, and as I realize now, I took living there for granted.
Würzburg, the seat of the Bishops, owes its glory to the Count Schönborn line, with its churches and the magnificent facades. Below is the Residence Castle which was modeled after Versailles in 1744.
The Residence Castle was built by Architect Balthasar Neumann finished in 1744, partially destroyed in 1945 WWII. It took 40 years to be fully reconstructed
This is where I liked to spent free time, the Main Bridge and the Marktplatz.
View from the “Alte Main Brücke” with the Boat landing from Veitshöchheim. I hung out many times at this Boardwalk
I cherish and admire the view to the Marienberg Fortress from the “Alte Main Brücke”. I remember sitting on a bench at the Boardwalk and Main River looking up to the Fortress.
The view across the Old Bridge over the Main towards the the silhouette dominated by steeples of old Churches
Marienkapelle, a Gothic style chapel at the Markplatz from the 14th century. It has been damaged through the years, and rebuild, the last time from 1996 to 2003. It’s worth a visit!
Marienkapelle and Falkenhaus at the upper Marketplace. The Falkenhaus was destroyed in the war. The Germans kept good records with photos, so the Falkenhaus was rebuilt identical as it stood in the 1930’s. It serves today as the Wuerzburg Library and a Souvenir shop at the main entrance
I cherish the view to the Marienberg Fortress. The Mainfranken Museum located on site will carve out a whole afternoon. If good on foot, take up the steps to the Käppele, a Pilgrim Chapel that was spared from WWII
My Würzburg painting GermaniaDesign.com
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A final word about the flourishing wine mountains, the distinctive Wine bottle “Bocksbeutel”, The Silvaner a rather dry wine, and my favorite the Bacchus. Visit one of the oldest Wine restaurants, the Julius Spital, adjacent to the historic Hospital namesake.